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My tongue has been for three weeks and now hurts on the left side. Please help!

My tongue  has  been for three weeks  and now hurts on the left side. Please help!

Been what?: Sorry, your tongue has been what for three weeks? Did you bite it? Have a sore? Three weeks is a long time as the mouth and tongue usually heal quickly. See your dentist to have any sore looked at. ...Read more

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What if I have three bumps on the back of my tongue?

Get checked?: If you have not had your dentist look at it, do it! it may be as simple as inflamed taste buds, or for that matter they may be normal you just never noticed them before. If your general dentist does not know he can refer you to an oral surgeon for a closer look. ...Read more

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If a three month old sticks his tongue out all the time, is that sign for anything?

If a three month old sticks his tongue out all the time, is that sign for anything?

Maybe: It could be normal depending of what you are seeing. If s/he sticks it out as in a "gagging" motion then it is probably due to reflux. If just sticks it out, but is able to put it back in, then it is probably normal. ...Read more

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I have been craving salt so much for the past three days and it feels like the only way to satisfy it is to sprinkle salt on my tongue. why?

I have been craving salt so much for the past three days and it feels like the only way to satisfy it is to sprinkle salt on my tongue. why?

Several issues maybe: Salt craving can sometimes be caused by a serious underlying medical condition, such as Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency) or Bartter syndrome (a serious underlying kidney disorder). More common causes may be form lack of sodium as acquired through heavy seating periods or dehydration, causing salt loss in your system, etc. Seek medical help as increased salt may lead to high BP too. ...Read more

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For the last three years the back of my tongue has been dark purple. It does change, get lighter but never 100% uniform. I am in good health.?

For the last three years the back of my tongue has been dark purple. It does change, get lighter but never 100% uniform. I am in good health.?

Coated tongue?: It' probably a coating on your tongue and could be related to many factors. In order to get it diagnosed accurately, you will need to see a dentist (or oral surgeon) who may refer you to a physician (or ENT specialist) depending upon his\her findings. ...Read more

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I have what looks to be three taste buds on the side of my tongue that look like little spikes. They are not painful, but it feels like I have a hair?

I have what looks to be three taste buds on the side of my tongue that look like little spikes. They are not painful, but it feels like I have a hair?

Tongue: Sounds like inflamed lingual papillae which are like little spikes and can get enlarged from dehydration, trauma like spicy foods or alcohol. Make sure you drink enough liquids and gargle with salt water. can take time to go away. Check it out with an ent if it persists ...Read more

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I had a three minute seizure and nearly bit half my tongue off. First one at age 36?

I had a three minute seizure and nearly bit half my tongue off. First one at age 36?

Yes: Seizures can start at any age. Luckily they can usually be controlled with medication. The some seizures can be cased by tumors. It is important that you fid they cause of your seizure. You need to be evaluated by a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have had a green tongue for three days after a cold and chest virus, what should I do about it?

I have had a green tongue for three days after a cold and chest virus, what should I do about it?

Green tongue: Not much. You might try brushing it gently with your toothbrush, but suspect this will clear up spontaneously with time. If it does not, see your dentist or family doctor. ...Read more

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I have had red bumps on my tongue for the past three weeks and i need know what cause those red bumps to come to mu tongue?

I have had red bumps on my tongue for the past three weeks and i need know what cause those red bumps to come to mu tongue?

Hard to Say: There are may possibilities for this and you didn't say if it hurts or not. Since they have been there 3 weeks, you need to see your dentist & have it evaluated. If you have recently starting taking a new medication, or are eating more of something recently than your have in the past this could be the culprit but either way it needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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